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How do you get multiple Google Places listings from one address

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lacy1978, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. lacy1978

    lacy1978 Junior Member

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    My company is in a strip mall suite and we have 5-6 local websites that we would like to get onto Google Places. The problem is that every time we get one listed, the account is suspended because we have several places with the same address. Even though all of them have different phone numbers. We've also tried different accounts, but that doesn't seem to matter either. Anyone have any experience with something like this? It's getting really frustrating.
     
  2. laptopsmasher

    laptopsmasher Registered Member

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    you cant use same address you need to use different one and new phone for each location
     
  3. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes I agree- we run two seperate businesses where I work - pc repairs and business IT maintenance, I wanted to run two seperate sites and Market them independently, but google won't allow it - I even tried using my mobile to register the second site - so it had it's own phone number -didn't realise it would be made public and now my mobile is on google and the only way I can remove it is by post verification - 2-4 weeks lead time!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. acorn

    acorn Newbie

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    What about office buildings that have dozens of different businesses at the same address?
    Have you tried using a different Suite number for each business?
    With a different business name, different phone number and different suite address you might be ok.
     
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  5. Matano

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    You're right about using different suite numbers, because I have had several businesses listed at the same address. Different names. Maybe OP's businesses are in the same suite.:p
     
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    yea but if he is in suite 3 he can use 3a
     
  7. Glamdring

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    TRY LYING TO GOOGLE (original thought, I know . .)

    My previous client put a Public Mailbox Place listed on Google's places as his second business address. A skanky competitor bitched to Google about this, got our listing suspended. My client complained to me, told me to fix it.

    So I inquired directly to Google by phone (I told them I was just an administrative assistant when the Google staffer asked if I was the company SEO) interesting, huh?

    Anyway, I claimed the address was a legit office for our mobile service providers. Google dude asked if this was a public mailbox( remember,they have this place listed already) and I lied anyway, Jedi-mind-trick-style and said not that I'm aware, never been to that division office.

    Google dude seemed very busy (they all are over there) and said he'll check into this further. Our listing came back up the next week.

    BTW- we made sure to have a different VOIP phone number for that area code that forwarded to our main line. I coached our receptionist to answer calls from this line to remember one thing- she must tell anyone who inquires on this line that she is right now talking to them from inside the second office (BS!).

    I think Googleboy called her, she said the right thing, and he just let us back up. He prolly had too much to do instead of worrying or investigating one Places listing for too long.
     
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    Thanks this is VERY good experience, and I can backup that 100% Google will call you. That's all, be good on the phone - Answer right, what they want frm you ;)

    The trick with the 7a, 7b, etc. is pretty good - Will try it out to see how long it last's, before doing it for clients.
     
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    First and the most important, it's depends on the category you trying to list. If it's locksmith for example, the best way is to CALL google and to list them one by one with the agent, otherwise, forget about it. Second, the system is automatically suspend listings with the same info (any piece of info, especially address), if there's no other sources on line (citation, B. directories etc..) Good luck.
     
  10. salby

    salby Newbie

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    does google allow a p.o. box as an address? if not what do you do to get around this?
     
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    you can actually call Google and put in a listing?
     
  12. BlueSteele

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    So here's the thing, using the same address over and over again is totally fine. Consider Realtors for example. However, Google is told to treat certain industries differently than others. Like someone said above, if you are doing locksmiths, just putting locksmith as your cat is going to land you under review. More likely though, your account/IP or even more likely, address has been flagged. Maybe even the domain. I've never been able to figure it out for sure. I remember being in the DUI space, and we would create these listings and every time, no matter what we tried, the listing would get nailed.

    I doubt it is an option, but Google does make mistakes and suspends listings that are totally legit. In that case, you can call in https://support.google.com/business/?hl=en#topic=4539639 (top right corner) during business hours and have them review. They'll ask you all kinds of questions, so be ready to explain the location, the setup, etc.

    PM me if you'd like me to take a look at your specific case.

    -Adam
     
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    PM me I can get you listings on any address.
     
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    Does operating a business under one or more DBAs further complicate the situation the op is commenting on? Example Bob's General Construction is Bob's Windows & Siding as well as Bob'S Stucco at the same adddress.
     
  15. TapTapper

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    The IP you use to access the Google account is tracked by them. So even if you say you're diff businesses, using the same IP will get you flagged. And yes there are a lot of reasons businesses in the same building will share an IP. They don't care.

    The other thing is to check your WHOIS. You can tell them all day long that you're 3 different businesses but if your lookup shows the same host account, nameservers etc you will be linked and flagged. There's a great firefox plugin that gives IP info for any site you're on. "IP Address" something something. install it and see how different your info is on the different sites.

    I worked for a company that had 3 businesses in the same building. Storefront, office, etc. We never got them separated for individual listings. At a minimum I'd suggest a VPN for different IPs and totally different hosts for each of the websites. Cell phone with different area codes for each one too. Keep track of the IP you use for each business.
     
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    I've actually done this and did not get suspended.

    Not sure if it's going to work for you.

    How i did it:

    I had a local business at an address and them we moved.

    In the meentime i created a new business and i run both of them from the new location.

    I added the second business with the new address and then i remembered that i forgot to update the old listing so i updated it.

    That's it.
     
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    Yes if you have already verified diff addresses that works. I think the op is starting out new
     
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    Yes suites numbers , unit no etc work